313.644.01 Intermediate Health Economics
- Health Policy and Management
- 3rd term
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2019 - 2020
- East Baltimore
- Class Times:
This is a blended course. Over the course of the term, 8 hours of classroom time will be replaced by outside-of-class work.
- Tu Th, 3:30 - 4:50pm
313.643 Health Economics I
Building on the basic concepts and applications presented in Health Economics I, by applying the analytical tools of economics to issues in health and healthcare, with a specific focus on the supply side of the market. Examines asymmetric information and the role of agency; the market for health insurance; market structure in health care; the market for labor in health care; the market for pharmaceuticals; and government regulation of health care. Emphasizes mainstream neoclassical microeconomic theory as the basis for analysis, but will explore the implications when the assumptions of this model are violated.
- Learning Objectives:
- Apply economic tools appropriately to analyze issues in health care and public health
- Develop a critically constructive style of analysis of issues in health care organization, delivery, and financing, as well as health policy.
- Integrate current literature on economic concepts, methods, and applications to issues in health care and public health.
- Apply lessons from class to real-life situations, in health care and public health.
- Methods of Assessment:
Three assigned problem sets (10% each); Course participation (10%); Midterm exam (25%); Final exam (35 %)
- Enrollment Restriction:
no undergraduates permitted
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required
- Jointly Offered With: